Court denies Madigan petition to stop state worker pay

Illinois Policy  February 16, 2017 Lisa Madigan lost the first round in her quest to stop state worker pay during Illinois’ budget impasse. But that doesn’t mean the matter is settled. The attorney general could take this issue all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court.   A St. Clair County Court judge ruled Feb. …

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The new budget plan from the Illinois Senate doesen’t nothing to reform the state’s reckless spending and financial mismanagement

The new budget plan coming out of the Illinois Senate does little to nothing to reform the state’s reckless spending and financial mismanagement, but does plenty to hurt state taxpayers. Illinois Senate members have a drafted a new budget plan that relies on multibillion-dollar tax hikes, but little in structural spending reforms. The plan punishes …

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CTU members—some of the country’s best paid teachers— went on strike until their pay was increased 16 percent.

Teachers Unions serve the interests of adults. In Chicago and elsewhere, they are in the business of winning better salaries and benefits, protecting job security, and otherwise advancing the interests of their members. That’s why in 2012 CTU members—some of the country’s best paid teachers— went on strike until their pay was increased 16 percent. …

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